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Mario Kart 8's Booster Course Wave 2 DLC Available Now

It brings eight additional tracks to the beloved Nintendo Switch racer, with seven from older games and the brand-new Sky-High Sundae.

Tanooki Mario prepares to use a mushroom as penguin slides behind him on Mario Kart 8's Snow Land track
Snow Land from Mario Kart: Super Circuit is among the eight new tracks coming to Mario Kart 8.

The second wave of fresh Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tracks arrived Thursday. A trailer teased the eight tracks that came to the megahit Switch racing game as part of the Booster Course downloadable content.

All but one of the tracks are originally from older games in the series, and they're split evenly between the new Turnip and Propeller Cups:

  • New York Minute (Mario Kart Tour).
  • Mario Circuit 3 (Super Mario Kart).
  • Kalimari Desert (Mario Kart 64).
  • Waluigi Pinball (Mario Kart DS).
  • Sydney Sprint (Mario Kart Tour).
  • Snow Land (Mario Kart: Super Circuit).
  • Mushroom Gorge (Mario Kart Wii).
  • Sky-High Sundae (this is the new one).

The Booster Course Pass will add a total of 48 new tracks to the game by the end of 2023, in six waves. The first set of eight came out in March. This pass costs $25, but players who have a Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack subscription (which costs $50 a year) will be able to access all the additional courses at no extra cost.

In case you want to see how visuals of the classic tracks have been updated, YouTube channel GameXplain did a slick graphics comparison video placing shots from the trailer beside similar ones from the original games.